SINGAPORE – It’s a powerhouse gathering of some of the world’s biggest business players.
On Tuesday, October 28, all eyes in the industry are on the Lion City – site of the 14th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference – to tackle a theme that resonates with small enterprises and huge companies: successful progression at a time of disruptive change.
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The conference, which runs until Thursday, October 30, will bring together about 400 global Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), entrepreneurs and thought leaders from around the world to share ideas about “The Next Horizon,” the theme of this year’s gathering.
With 56 speakers from all over the world – from China to Tanzania, Australia to the USA – at least 12 planned conversations look to address a wide range of topics including emerging markets, breakthrough innovations, and young disruptors, among others.
Scheduled to kick off the event are Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Forbes Media LLC Chairman Steve Forbes, who will discuss issues of global interest.
From the Philippines, Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairperson of SM Investments, will speak at a forum on “Profit from tomorrow’s growth,” while Enrique Razon, chairman and president of the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), will participate in a forum on “Destinations in the making.”
Powerful and influential billionaires are also expected to speak, such as Stefano Pessina, Walgreens’ biggest shareholder, and Stephen Riady of Indonesia’s Lippo Group, among others. M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, will close the second day of the conference.
Eduardo Saverin, co-founder and investor of Facebook, has been asked to share his thoughts on “Breaking through to the other side;” Russell Flannery, senior editor and Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes, who compiles and edits the Forbes China Rich List, will talk about the rising number of billionaires in the world’s most dynamic emerging economy; Li Sanqi, chief scientist of Huawei, will discuss infrastructure development; and Chew Gek Khim, executive chairman of the Straits Trading Company Ltd, will be joining Sy-Coson at the forum on profit.
The full list of speakers can be found on the website.
According to Forbes.com, the conference, started in 2001, has been hosted in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dubai, and Bali. Singapore hosted the conference in 2001, and 2006 to 2008.
Rappler will be on the ground covering the forum and will be posting stories and updates form Singapore throughout the 3-day conference.
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